I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.
"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."
"I sang a duet with Juanes and we hit it off immediately -- I think he is fantastic. Then on Duets II, Alejandro Sanz sang with me... Both tracks and the CDs were received so well in Latin countries that my son Danny, who manages me, came up with the idea of doing an entire CD with Latin artists."
John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'
Nazarian selected 20 stirring success stories of women, some living and some deceased, who have made a difference. The list includes writers, artists, politicians, spiritual leaders, business moguls, architects, athletes and activists.
Antony Bitar released his self-titled debut album in September, and his rendition of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" is a special gift that Antony is giving to Huffington Post readers for the holidays.
Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.
Each year in NYC, legendary musician Paul Winter presents two annual celebration concerts on the summer and winter solstice. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Winter about the upcoming summer solstice concert.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.